Virtual reality, bubblegum pink pop songs, and a colorful dancing hologram …Japan’s biggest pop star is Hatsune Miku, the 16-year-old avatar with fluorescent teal pigtails. It is no secret that Japan is 30 years ahead of the rest of the world, but when we noticed Riccardo Tisci dressing Hatsune Miku (dreamed and designed by software from Crypton Future Media, Inc.) in Givenchy couture for the Met Ball, we understood that fashion is on the precipice of change. The future of fashion and pop culture looks intelligent, dynamic, and chicer than ever as the worlds of technology and haute couture collide! “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which opened last week at the Met, sparked our creative minds and made us think about pushing the limits into the future.
In terms of progressive fashion, Japan (specifically Tokyo) straight up kills it! No where is there a more unique and fertile playground for people to stand out when it comes to fashion! We can’t wait for V&F to become big in Japan, and are excited that our digital stickers are on their way already through Line and Pal +. In the meantime, we played with high octane colors and embraced our inner J-Pop divas!
Francesca cast a kawaii spell in a coral kimono layered on top of a hot pink dress – perfect for taking center stage and commanding a crowd! Francesca is most inspired by Hatsune Miku’s exuberant dancing – her charming twists and turns and larger than life bubbly personality. Life in plastic, its fantastic! Francesca recommends browsing Kenzo (check out our latest post here), Christopher Kane, and Fendi for some pop star color combinations!
Valentina adored the candy colors of the magical city scape. She buzzed with energy in her velvet skirt and flowy silk shirt, becoming one with the dancing grafitti and its In-Your-Face splashes of paint! Embracing the power of the city through the power of dressing is always a satisfying experience.